I really do not care about NBA players politics. That is their business, but to insult our flag is to spit in my face Frankly, it seems Mark Cuban has more respect for China than for America
After years of heated debates and criticism from all corners of the sports world, the Dallas Mavericks have found a solution.
The team is done playing the national anthem before games.
The Mavericks, owner Mark Cuban told The Athletic on Monday night, have not played the anthem during any of their 13 home games at the American Airlines Center so far this season by design. Only one of those games — Monday’s 127-122 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves — had limited fans in attendance, something that likely allowed the decision to slip under the radar.
The decision, per the report, was not something that the team announced internally. Both Cuban and the Mavericks denied comment to The Athletic about the change. An NBA spokesperson said that “under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit,” per The Athletic.